EA has announced the appointment of John Schappert, Corporate Vice President for Xbox Live for Microsoft, as their brand new COO beginning July 14th.
Schappert who had been in the role since 2007 had two keynotes, one at the Game Developer’s Conference and another at the Tokyo Games Show both last year as well as appearences at two Microsoft press briefings at E3 in 2008 and 2009, coming in at Microsoft the same year Don Mattrick came into Microsoft, also from EA, to replace Peter Moore who in the other way to EA Sports.
Schappert claimed he had “EA in my blood”.
After nearly two decades working in or around this company, I’ve got EA in my blood.
Current EA COO John Pleasants will leave the company.
CEO of EA John Riccatello said he was “thrilled” to welcome back Schappert to EA.
We are thrilled to welcome John Schappert back to EA.
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